Cross Country All-Conference, All-Region, All-America Honors

Cross Country All-Conference, All-Region, All-America Honors

 

PASADENA, Calif – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors the 2014 SCIAC All-Conference Cross Country team selections. The Men's 2014 Conference Champion is Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

The Male Athlete of the Year is junior Zorg Loustalet of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Loustalet had an outstanding 2014 season with a Multi-Dual win and both All-Region and All-America Team honors. These awards mark his third for All-Conference and All-Region second with All-America honors and first as SCIAC Athlete of the Year.

SCIAC Newcomer of the Year is freshmen James Kinney of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Kinney was a first-team SCIAC All-Conference award winner after earning a top-five finish at the league championships (fifth out of 119 runners) in a time of 26:15.87. He was also 14th at the NCAA West Regionals with a 25:58.9 to earn all-region honors and came in 125th place at the NCAA Division III Nationals with a 25:30.3, third-best on the Sagehens. The top five finish at the SCIAC Championships was easily the highest for any freshman in the field. 

The Ray Adkinson Award is an annual award given to a senior athlete who best exemplifies the SCIAC's high ideals during his or her association with SCIAC Cross Country. The recipient must qualify both as an athlete and on criteria that include ability, personal characteristics, and academics. This year's honor is awarded to Louis Jochems of Occidental College.

The 2014 SCIAC Coach of the Year for Men's Cross Country is Tony Boston of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. In six seasons at the helm of the program Boston has led the Sagehens to qualification for the past three NCAA Division III Nationals. The Sagehens earned a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championships, the program's highest finish since 1982.  

In 2001, Boston gained recognition as a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level II Certified coach in sprints, hurdles and relays. In 2002, he added USATF Level II Certification in the horizontal and vertical jumps to his resume. Boston regularly works with USA Track and Field as an instructor for the Level I Coaches Education Program. He is also certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  

Senior John Guzman Aguilar of Occidental College earned his All-America honors for a second time with his 24th place finish at Nationals as announced by the The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Guzman Aguilar was also named the Division III Cross Country West Region Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Coach John Goldhammer of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has been named 2014 Men's West Region Coach of the Year. In his 31st season Goldhammer led the Stags to win the region for the second time in three years. CMS claimed spots 2-7-8-11 for the title. 

2014 SCIAC All-Conference Teams

First Team

John Guzman Aguilar     SR  

Occidental College

Zorg Loustalet   JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
John Fowler 
  JR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Benjamin Girodias 
  SR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
James Kinney 
  FR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Alex Mauro
  SR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Colin Smith 
  SR   Occidental College
Joshua Ehinger 
  SR   Whittier College
Bryan Hayes 
  JR   University of La Verne
Alex Lombardo 
  SO   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
         

Second Team

Jack Wilson
  JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Ruben Solorza 
  SO   Whittier College
Sam Pitcavage   SR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Hunter Olsen   FR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Garrett Ryan   SO   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Tanner Long   SO   University of La Verne
Pryor Stroud   SR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Louis Jochems   SR   Occidental College
Aditya Bhagavathi 
  JR   California Institute of Technology
Jacob Higle-Ralbovsky 
  JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
         

2014 All-Region Honorees

Aditya Bhagavathi     JR   California Institute of Technology
Chris Reid   JR   Chapman Universtiy
Zorg Loustalet
  JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Alex Lombardo
  SO   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Alex Mauro
  SR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Jack Wilson
  JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Sam Pitcavage
  SR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Garrett Ryan
  SO   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Hunter Olsen
  FR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Bryan Hayes
  JR   University of La Verne
Tanner Long   SO   University of La Verne
John Guzman Aguilar
  SR   Occidental College
Colin Smith   SR   Occidental College
Louis Jochems
  SR   Occidental College
Harrison Luft
  JR   Occidental College
John Fowler
  JR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Benjamin Girodias   SR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Corey Purcella   JR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
James Kinney   FR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Adam Hathaway   SO   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Pryor Stroud   SR   Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Ruben Solorza   SO   Whittier College
Joshua Ehinger   SR   Whittier College
         

2014 All-America Honorees

John Guzman Aguilar   SR   Occidental College
Zorg Loustalet     JR   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps